Students who turn four by September 1 and are considered low-income are given priority placement when it comes to registering for pre-k.
To determine whether a family is considered low-income, City Schools uses the 2016 federal poverty levels, which takes into consideration the number of members in the family (including children) and the family's total monthly income. The total income includes monthly earnings, TANF, child support, alimony, food stamps, benefits for immigrants, retirement, Social Security, and foster care.
If your family's total monthly income is at or lower than the amount listed below, next to your relevant family size, and your child is turning four by September 1, your child is included in the Priority 1 placement group.
| Family Size|| Total Monthly Income|
| 1|| $1,815|
| 3|| $3,097|
| 4|| $3,739|
| 5|| $4,380|
| 6|| $5,021|
| 7|| $5,663|
| 8|| $6,304|